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Matilde image Rapaport in Alaska © Oskar Enander / Red Bull Content

A tribute to the Swedish freeskier who died after an avalanche in Chile.

It is a great sadness to announce that Matilda Rapaport has died after being hit by an avalanche during a recording on the mountain on July 14. Despite intensive medical care and treatment during the following days, it was not possible to save his life. He had no more than 30 years.

Exrider downhill skiing, Matilda became a highly respected and beloved member of the freeride community, standing at the top of the Freeride World Tour for several years. He was also winner of the famous Scandinavian Big Mountain Championships in 2011.

He staged a grand entrance on the stage of the Freeride World Tour, winning the final of the season and the most prestigious and most difficult freeride competition in the world, the Xtreme Verbier, in 2013, after participating as a wildcard.

Matilda participated in a series of acclaimed films of freeskiing, such as female transgressive productions Shades of Winter, Pure and Between (which is about to be released). Touted as a role model, was a contributor to the international edition of the journal Women’s Health.

Matilda had been trapped by an avalanche earlier, during a shoot in Alaska in 2014, but instead of going back, explained how they met and overcame their fears to take on big challenges on the mountain again. His words were inspiring and charge more value in the light of the latest developments:

I had a lot of bad memories from last year and have returned to create new memories, many good memories … because there are many things here that I love.

From Arizona Sunglasses we give it a heartfelt condolences to his family